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ATLANTA -- John Elmer Larson, 91, of
Atlanta, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at 12:28 p.m. at the home of
his daughter in rural Atlanta.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Eminence Christian Church,
with L.C. Sutton officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m.
Monday at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta and from 9 a.m.
until the service time Tuesday at the church.
Mr. Larson farmed in Logan County. He was also
employed in quality control at PPG.
He served in
the U.S. Army during World War II and was deployed
to Germany and Japan.
He was born Aug. 28, 1918, in Chicago, a son of
Oscar and Anna Larson. He married Marjorie Elizabeth
Griffith on June 27, 1941. She preceded him in death
on April 17, 2000.
He is survived by his children, Marjorie Ann (and
Don) Sapp of Atlanta, John Charles (and Linda)
Larson of Lombard, David James Larson of Lincoln,
Thomas Robert (and Betty L.) Larson of Lincoln and
Mary Elizabeth Virginia (and Randy) Christy of Villa
Park; eight grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; and four
He was also preceded in death by one grandson,
Troy Larson; one brother, Robert Larson; and one
sister, Marian Logan.
He attended Eminence Christian Church.
He graduated from Senn High School in Chicago.
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